Il Terrazzo

4.8
261 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Incredible Italian Fare & An Amazing Wine Selection Il Terrazzo honors simplicity and history. With a beautiful view of Mt. Hood and the Willamette River diners enjoy an experience unlike any in Portland.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 261 people are saying
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4.8
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipLinda
Charlotte
27 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Michael was an excellent server. Took extra special care of our table. Thank you!

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RayS
London
10 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and friendly service with a beautiful marina view. Can’t be beat!

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vipjimandjohnpdx
Portland
163 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first-time visit to this restaurant will certainly be the beginning of many more. Everything about our dining experience was flawless—a beautiful evening for outdoor dining, terrific Martini's, a great meal, a great wine list and all brought together by extraordinary service. A hidden gem. We will definitely return soon.

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juliem
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful outdoor view of Mt hood and the river ... excellent food and service!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The service was absolutely excellent. Our server was warm, personable, and took very good care of us. The food was good - our appetizer and one of the entrees was quite delicious and well prepared. The other entree, unfortunately, did not match the quality and taste of the other dishes. We had a pleasant meal on a warm, sunny evening drinking wine and enjoying a lovely riverfront view.

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erinm
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Il Terrazzo was a great option to celebrate my friend's birthday! We had a delicious bottle of wine, sat outside with views of the waterfront and enjoyed some delicious pasta and burrata (which I would definitely recommend). They did not disappoint, and we will definitely be back!

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vipCosetteB
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service - great to sit outside and enjoy it all!

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vipM2MHNWBend
Portland
57 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We ate outside on the waterfront promenade. Great location and Il Terrazzo is one of the best kept Italian eateries in the city. Michael has weathered the Covid storm to continue to crank out classic authentic fare. He personally goes across the pond to bring back some amazing wines. Our party of four shared a Burrata plate with devinely fresh mozzarella. We also shared an out of this world ceasar. You can't go wrong with any of the pastas. These are from scratch gems. Throw in the beautiful views right on the river walk and you have a complete dining experience.

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vipHannah
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious dinner! Lovely waterfront view. Owner has curated a great menu. We’ll definitely be back. Only took a photo of the bread oops but it was delicious and the olives were from Italy.

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RayS
London
10 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our go-to restaurant! Would absolutely recommend to anyone!

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katK
Portland
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Unfortunately, nice people but 0/3 pasta dishes were not good at all. Go for the good wine selection, bread, and dessert.

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SallyS
Portland
8 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Tables were spaced safely, staff were courteous and friendly. We felt very well cared for. Food was excellent. Diners should be aware, however, that the main courses all seem to be pasta, so don't expect chicken parmesan or veal scallopini. Wine selection extensive. All told, an excellent value for the evening.

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vipLuvkauai
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and authentic. Chef owner was kind, enthusiastic, and very informative. Highly recommended

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vipExceptional
San Francisco
40 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely exceptional food and service. This is the best Italian meal I've had outside of Italy. Amazing, Michael took the time to explain ingredients, regions where dishes got their inspiration and had fantastic recommendations.

Reservations are highly recommended and, on most days, necessary!

I will definitely be back.

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vipMara
New England
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful place! The owner (Michael) is originally from a San Francisco foodie/restaurateur family and the cooking definitely shows that skill set. They will take excellent care of you whether a big group or a romantic evening. The lovely view of the Portland bridges is not to be missed and the atmosphere makes you feel like you are sitting on a Mediterranean promenade. We live locally and always thought that Il Terrazzo might be touristy, but its a real gem that might be the best kept secret in Portland. Enjoy!

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JimD
Portland
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our seating outside was perfect with a great view of the marina. Our food was very good and the wine was wonderful. Our servers were super nice and corrected a little hiccup with our dinner order. All turned out just beautifully. We would definitely recommend the dessert! We enjoyed our 55th anniversary!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

-staff and owner are always so friendly and accommodating. -food is wonderful

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alanb
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Italian food with superb service. We felt like we were in someone's private home.

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vipOpenTableDiner
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Michael and his team produce a magical experience every night. Come for the food, leave with a new family!

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Darcy
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

LOVED this place. The service was exceptional. The meatballs were to die for! The bolognese was a little salty. Amazing wine, friendly and helpful staff, and beautiful ambiance.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Great place for a lunch date. Very private place to have conversations with Italian style music playing in the background. The views of the waterfront and marina makes it all worthwhile for an enjoyable experience with anyone.

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GeorgeV
Portland
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our server, Gretchen, was very attentive and made our visit memorable.

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annetteg
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner! Amazing food and great ambiance!😊

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If I said that this was my first time going out to eat since COVID started, please don’t think ill of me, assume I’m a hermit, or find this review tainted by the fact that I was in dire need to get out and break free from the confines of my house. All of that aside, I shall begin. Firstly, how have I lived in the Portland metro area for nearly 15 years and never once entertained the thought of venturing out along the south waterfront esplanade (parkway? walkway? boardwalk? promenade?) Start there and head down to the doors of Il Terrazzo, but remember first that you will need to secure parking. And a reservation. Joined by our dear friends from Washington with a penchant for great Italian food, we secured a 5pm reservation and were delighted by the quiet ambiance and near waterfront view. We have some favorite Italian places in the Seattle area that end up being a gauge for good/better/best. Il Terrazzo did not disappoint. In terms of ambiance, beat out my number one place and in terms of food, measured equally. Starting with the Caesar (Do. Not. Miss. This.) and the bread service with house olives (fantastic!), we moved on to some pretty authentic Italian dishes. The Zafferano (a saffron cream sauce) with ravioli was a bit of a miss - a heavier cream sauce and lacking the saffron I eagerly wanted. This dish would have been better with the addition of some fennel sausage and toasted walnuts. It was good, but the flavor wasn’t there and it didn’t wow us. The “cowboy pasta” was the special of the night and was my husband’s favorite by far, however I felt it tasted too salt heavy (I can’t remember the actual name). The fresh pesto with ravioli was incredible! I would have been content to eat a double portion to myself. Lastly, and the winner by majority was the Biscaiola. Every bite of this was heavenly, and though a cream sauce, it did not feel too heavy. With a combination of pancetta, sausage, and mushrooms one can never go wrong. Will definitely be returning!

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DebiF
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We have eaten here several times and every meal has been excellent. The Burata is so good I dream about it! During COVID we have chosen to eat outside with a view of the Willamette. A little chilly this last time, but we bundled up. Great service and friendly staff.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Bruschetta? Amazing. Roasted tomato cream ravioli? Amazing. Tiramisu? Amazing.

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SabineB
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding! The owner visited our table and not only helped us pair an outstanding wine to the house special but educated us about the wine. Amazing views!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great service, lovely atmosphere, good pasta.

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vipDmitryS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tasty food, great view, good service. Will come there again.

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vipRonaldP
Portland
9 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Il Terrazzo has a bit of a feel of a wine cellar (if one is able to ignore the windows with a beautiful view of the Willamette riverfront!); it is quiet, the lighting is muted, and wine bottles are evident throughout. Our food was uniformly excellent, from the bread to the salad to the pasta to the dessert. The wine list is not huge, but is well-chosen. We were especially delighted with our waitress, who was attentive, helpful, delightful, and always available. At the end of the evening, when asked about the restaurant's "Il Terrazzo" wine (which we had enjoyed at a previous visit some time ago), she went out of her way to find a bottle in the "cellar," which we were then able to provide as a take-home memento for our guests. All in all, it was a perfect venue that provided us with a perfect evening! We will return.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our anniversary dinner here Feb 1st. It was nice, very good wine and service. Will go back.

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vipDenisH
Omaha
63 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Authentic Italian. Very good food. Will be awesome once Covid is gone.

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JessicaH
Portland
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best aperol spritz. We will be back!!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server was very nice and helped make the experience good. Cannot remember the name of the dish we got but it was a mushroom, sausage and creamy cheese pasta. Very good and would get again.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Il Terrazzo is a brilliant gem! Michael (owner/chef/server as needed) has created a space for an exceptional dining experience. The food is exceptional, the wine (and knowledge of from Michael) is exquisite but the warmth and genuine nature of the staff exudes a true passion. Thank you for a lovely ladies night out!

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vipScottB
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The view on the river is stunning at night. All the pasta we had was exceptionally good. The sausage in particular was very flavorful. The wine list is very impressive and the service was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service, wishing they had had heaters or blankets, but it was fine!

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JayneB
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great restaurant that takes reservations for outside dining. Right on south waterfront with fabulous views.

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EllieC
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant & food is amazing. The server was so sweet & everything was fast & perfect sized portions.

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vipbobo
Portland
65 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exterior seating on the riverfront.
Great service, terrific food.
Fabulous wine list.

FAQs

Il Terrazzo does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates.

Il Terrazzo is rated 4.8 stars by 261 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.